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johnS

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In Topic: Input Shaft Bearing - How Long Left

03 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

I will keep my fingers crossed for you, but to be honest I would say your on a hope and a prayer...

 

Long shot, but can you not chop this car now for a cheap banger to get you through to the new car? I just think I wouldnt be too confident driving my family in a car I knew was a timebomb, and not sure if you feel the same...

 

Well its lasted a year already and tbf you can only hear a whirring at idle when you turn everything off including the fans

 

and im a student so I shouldnt really have a car anyway!


In Topic: Input Shaft Bearing - How Long Left

03 July 2013 - 04:33 PM

lol I think STEADS hit the nail on the head. If it goes though, its gone, and you wont be going anywhere... You never know you might get thousands of more miles out of it, otherwise, you might end up starting your car tonight and it goes, these things are difficult to guess.

 

yeah I need it to last one more year, then hello new car


In Topic: Input Shaft Bearing - How Long Left

02 July 2013 - 10:24 PM

I think he means tick tock tick tock BANG lol had a lay shaft go on a rover once in Cornwall uphill on a bend with a caravan on the back just stopped the car dead oh and hell of a traffic jam behind lol

 

if thats all that happens then its ok!


In Topic: Input Shaft Bearing - How Long Left

02 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

I couldnt promise that, if the shaft does obstruct, then it could lock up, only by disengaging the clutch can you roll safely to a half... Thats why I am saying its a ticking time bomb...

 

 

i'm not sure what you mean?


In Topic: Input Shaft Bearing - How Long Left

02 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

I suspect the car will just collapse in a heap. The shaft bearing will probably sever, and dislocate the shaft and the gearbox connections, so in essence the car probably wont be going anywhere!

 

 

thats ok then, as long as nothing locks up!